Sen. Jeff Sessions, a key aide to presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, predicted that there will likely be more attacks like the one at an Orlando, Fla., nightclub that left 50 people dead and more than 50 injured.
"There's just within the wonderful group of Islamic people a certain group of radicals, and it's been there for a long time, and it seems to be growing and we have to accept that fact," he said on "Fox News Sunday."
The country has had more than 570 people either convicted or connected to terrorism since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Sessions pointed out.
"And it's not stopping, as we see, apparently, today," he said.
"More of these attacks are coming. It's a real part of the threat that we face, and if we can't address it openly and directly, and say directly that there is an extremist element within Islam, that's dangerous to the world and has to be confronted."
Sessions praised Trump, saying the candidate will "defeat the radical extremists around the world."
"We need to be careful about how many people we bring in and be sure we can vet them properly before [we] admit them to the United States," he said.
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